Scientific awards/honors and positions of trust

2018

Prof. Hélder A. Santos holds the following expert positions:

  • Head of the Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki (2018–2021)
  • Head of the Preclinical Drug Formulation and Analysis Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki (2016–current)
  • Head of the Nanomedicines and Biomedical Engineering Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki (2009–current)
  • Director of the Doctoral Programme in Drug Research, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki (2018–2021)
  • Board Member of the FinPharmaNet, Finland (2018–2021)
  • Board Member of the Leadership Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki (2017–2021)
  • Board Member of the Drug Research Program, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki (2018–2021)
  • Board Member of the Doctoral Science in Health Sciences, University of Helsinki (2018–2021)
  • FinPharmaNet Steering Group member, Finland (2018–2021)
  • Board Member of the research line of Pharmacy students, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki (2018–2021)
  • Member of the committee for the international research assessment at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, 2018–2019.
  • Member of the committee of ULLA, European University Consortium for Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018–2019.
  • Vice-chair of the Focus Group in Nanomedicine and Nanoscale Drug Delivery (NNDD), Controlled Release Society

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 6th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting, May 15-18, 2018, Setúbal, Portugal

 

2017

Prof. Hélder A. San­tos is an European Science Foundation College of Expert Reviewers, France (2016–2019)

Prof. Hélder A. San­tos acted as Expert Committee for the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES; ‘Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior), January–June 2017.

Prof. Hélder A. San­tos is a Helsinki Institute of Life Science Fellow Member, 2017–2020, University of Helsinki.

Prof. Hélder A. San­tos re­ceives the 2016 Academy of Fin­land award for so­cial im­pact: Award for Social Impact given to developer of targeted nanomedicines

Prof. Hélder A. Santos receives ERC starting grant for 2013–2017ERC StG holder

Dr. Hélder A. Santos Winner of the Talent Prize in Science, attributed by the Portuguese Government
[RTP1 video clip in Portuguese. 85 MB, 4.5 min] (C) Copyright 2010 RTP

 

2016–2015

Former member of the Biocentrum Helsinki (2014–2016)

Former member of the Expert Committee of Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme 2016: Oral drug-delivery of biopharmaceuticals

Former Academy Research Fellow / Associate Researcher (2011–2016), Academy of Finland

May 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi for the Award of the Best Thesis in pharmaceutical sciences in 2014–2015

April 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Dongfei Liu for the Award of the Best Thesis at the University of Helsinki in 2014

 

2014

Dr. Santos joins the World Portuguese Network as Adviser in the Area for Science
Over the past years Dr. Santos has contributed tremendously for the promotion and increase of the Portuguese Scientific community working at and visiting the University of Helsinki, Finland.

20.12.2014: Dr. Santos among the most influential Portuguese working abroad (Source: Jornal Expresso, 20 December 2014)

 

2013

13.6.2013: Host and organizer of the Visit of H.E. Mrs. Fátima Perestrello, the Portuguese Ambassador in Finland, and Prof. Dr. José Pereira Miguel and Prof. José Calheiros, respectively, President and Vice-preseident of the National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge, and Dr. Eva Falcão, Directorate-General of Health.

 

2012–2010

9.2.2012: Visit of H.E. Mr. Anibal Cavaco Silva, the President of the Portuguese Republic to Aalto University, Finland. Dr. Hélder A. Santos.

January 2012–December 2012: Guest Editor in Biomatter. Special Issue: "Porous-Based Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery Applications"

September 2010–December 2012: Guest Editor in Current Drug Metabolism. Special Issue: "Non-Animal Models Used in Drug Discovery: Drug Absorption and Metabolism"

May 2010–September 2011: Guest Editor in Current Drug Discovery Technologies. Special Issue: "Innovative Technologies for Drug Delivery Applications: From Biopolymers and Nanocapsules to Inorganic Materials"

28.9.2010: Portugal awards a citizen who is creating a science career in Finland, University of Helsinki News

23.7.2010: Dr. Hélder A. Santos Winner of the Talent Prize in Science, attributed by the Portuguese Government
[RTP1 video clip in Portuguese. 85 MB, 4.5 min] (C) Copyright 2010 RTP